All Change -- Well Not Quite!

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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby Mountain » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:46 pm

Excellent. How large is the layout? It looks a dream to operate. :)
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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby glencairn » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:19 pm

Mountain wrote:Excellent. How large is the layout? It looks a dream to operate. :)


Thanks Mountain.

The size of the room is 11 ft by 8 ft - give or take an inch or two. :)

Fiddle Yard to Wyndham Farm (The hill is 'going'.)
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From Wyndham Farm (at the rear) to the engine shed.
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From the engine shed to The Ash, J H Thompson Builder's Merchants. Marston's, right centre. Winterwood Manor to the front. The Manor has its own private halt.
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North Road and Scholarsgate.
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Sovereign Street.
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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby Mountain » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:52 pm

Love the scenes. It reminds me of when I was young when Thomas first came out and I was trying to piece together the railway in my mind from the scenes in the pictures. To see such variety operating on a layout in a way that seems natural is impressive.
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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby glencairn » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:31 am

Thanks Mountain.

I have tried to incorporate things I am interested in. The trouble is they are in different eras. Then 'who cares'? It's my railway. :D That is, until the Grandchildren arrive. :lol:

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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby glencairn » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:48 pm

Since the new junction has been built a more comprehensive train service can be introduced. Glencairn Sholarsgate is now named Scholarsgate so that both stations are used when running either steam or diesel engines.
The new layout
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When running steam trains, the following can happen
A short history of the railway to Sovereign Street is required.

Fact. In 1848 The Leeds, Dewsbury & Manchester Railway had their station near Wellington Street (Leeds Central), later to be part of LNWR
In 1849 The Leeds & Thirsk Railway used the same station. The L & T became part of NER.

Fiction. The Calder Railway (from Earlsheaton Junction) headed towards Leeds arriving at Scholarsgate. The line continuing to Sovereign Street Yard. A small station being built there also. A small railway company, Kirkstall & East Seacroft Railway travelling over the bridge has running rights to Sovereign Street. K & E S R, upon leaving Sovereign Street Station, turned left at the new junction going behind North Road, Winterwood Manor and off the East Seacroft. Leeds Scarcroft & Wetherby Railway had running rights on this line also.

The L, D & M R was having none of this as business was being 'taken away' as they saw it. Therefore they bought the Calder Railway out.
The line to Scholarsgate was downgraded and the main goods were transferred to the L, D & M R station.
Goods trains are still required at Sovereign Street Yard for the businesses there; and a small passenger service still runs. Both K&ESR and LSWR still run into Sovereign Street, but not to Scholarsgate.
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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby glencairn » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:43 pm

A view from the control area. The far line is to Scholarsgate. The line nearest is the 'direct line' to Sovereign Street. The centre line is to the diesel engine shed. In the background on the quad bike is a picture of my son.
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A little further to the right of the previous picture. The nearest line is to Sovereign Street
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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby glencairn » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:01 pm

Private Owner wagons. R Underwood Fish Merchants -- named after an uncle who lived in Seacroft. Douglas Glencairn, Albany is named after Clan Douglas, Glencairn is an estate south of Wick, Scotland and Albany is the capital of New York State and also a little village in Tyne & Wear.
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Harwood & Thompson is named after my family again. The Harwood family lived in Consett, the Thompsons' in Caldbeck , Cumbria.
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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby glencairn » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:34 pm

More scrap at Marston's Scrap Yard. Actually broken bits from my son's model Quarry Site and 'rusted' up a little.
Compare with the yard on page 3 (near the bottom).
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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby glencairn » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:50 pm

Calder Railway number 8 'Raco' with goods train passing Wyndham Farm. (The road vehicles belong to my oldest grandson.)
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Leeds, Scarcroft and Wetherby Railway passenger train waits at the signal for right of way once 'Raco' clears the junction.
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'Raco' and goods train head towards Scholarsgate Station.
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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby Mountain » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:11 pm

Nice. Does your scrapyard get any customers? I can just see you selling the odd part.
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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby glencairn » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:37 pm

More 'passengers' appearing on the platforms at Scholarsgate.
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'The Ale Train' leaving Scholargate to the new junction and on to Sovereign Street.
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Level crossing at the new junction. Drivers of Samuel ('Sammy') Ledgard single decker bus and W A Glendinning wagon (with tarpaulin sheet folded on a pallet) have a 'grandstand view' as the 'Ale Train' is about to pass.
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Another passion of mine is buses. The red bus is Heavy Woolen District number 1A Leeds to Dewsbury via Earlsheaton. A bus I used to travel on every week to see my family. The green bus is a Leeds City Corporation bus. Another regular bus I travelled on. The other two buses are Samuel Ledgard livery. Visiting family in Airdale and Bramhope, working in Otley, 'Sammy's' buses were the ones to travel on.

The Pink Champagne wedding shop is taken from a shop we owned. Amelia's Fashions Shop is also a family members shop.
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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby glencairn » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:39 pm

Mountain wrote:Nice. Does your scrapyard get any customers? I can just see you selling the odd part.


Thanks Mountain. Some customers will be appearing soon. :D

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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby glencairn » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:06 pm

Some more private owner wagons. The wagons with initials are of my grandchildren. They become more involved with the layout as they see 'their' wagons running.
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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby glencairn » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:57 pm

Young James Marston is checking the wheel and tyre whilst Dad helps. Agnes Marston is off to the shops on North Road.

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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby glencairn » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:27 pm

Diesels do run. :D Class 55 55002 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry on a Pullman service.
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Class 47 47583 County of Hertfordshire departing with a southbound train.
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With the new junction in place between Scholarsgate and Sovereign Street, what would have been a rarity can now be regular.
What I have to find is, a way into the 'thing' and change the destination sign. Anyone know?
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